The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Nightly, 10pm - 1am

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 20 June 2013

This Week on Blue....

This week Carl introduces a captivating CD featuring two Vietnamese guitarists. Nguyên Lê and Ngô Hong Quang had very different upbringings and musical educations but this album brings them together exploring both the roots and the future of Vietnamese music. For his new album Nguyên Lê, French guitarist with Vietnamese roots and the first exclusive ACT artist ever meets the young Vietnamese singer and multi-instrumentalist Ngô Hóng Quang, accompanied by musical friends from all around the world. Focus of the album is the music of Vietnam, between tradition and modernity.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Bachianas Brasileiras is Heitor Vill-Lobos' most famous work. There's more to this Brazilian and this week on the Blue, we'll spotlight the lesser known too.


It's been a sad year for the music world with the loss of many iconic figures. One of our own legends, jazz guitarist Louis Stewart left us earlier this year. Louis' musical legacy is recognised and lauded in the international jazz world. At home in Ireland, where he chose to base himself even at the peak of his international fame, he became a friend and mentor to many in a burgeoning jazz community. His loss is immense. In March 2014, Louis was the featured artist on The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran. This special programme features many of Louis' wonderful performances and his chat with Carl, recalling his early days and the highlights of his international career.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Track 04

Performer(s): Shorter, Wayne

Duration: 3:45


Title: When I Look In Your Eyes

Performer(s): L Bricusse

Duration: 7:03


Title: Violin Sonata No.5 "La Stella"

Performer(s): Pandolfi, Giovanni

Duration: 5:09


Title: North Circular

Performer(s): Dennehy, Donncha

Duration: 1:26


Title: Sugar To Sea Lion

Performer(s): Murphy, K. / Haugh, T.

Duration: 4:48


Title: Track 11

Performer(s): Badalamenti, Angelo / Lynch, David

Duration: 3:45


Title: Motet - Singet Dem Herrn

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 4:34


Title: Cutting The Chord

Performer(s): Stevenson

Duration: 4:56


Title: Mid Air

Performer(s): Buchanan, Paul

Duration: 2:47


Title: Goodbye

Performer(s): Shields, Kevin

Duration: 2:47



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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